Ocheyedan, Iowa

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Ocheyedan, Iowa

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High Points

Ocheyedan strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Ocheyedan Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Ocheyedan Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Ocheyedan Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Ocheyedan, Iowa

Comparing Ocheyedan to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 8 6
Age of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 4 1
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Working at Home 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 8 7
People Living Alone 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Ocheyedan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 150 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Osceola
Standard Zip Codes 51354
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.416
Longitude -95.534

Ocheyedan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SIBLEY 5 NNE
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 28.1 inches
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
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Ocheyedan Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 536 100%
Male 269 50.2%
Female 267 49.8%
Under 18 136 25.4%
18+ 400 74.6%
65+ 108 20.1%
Median Age 39.5
Average Family Size 3.04
White 534 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.6%

Estimated Ocheyedan Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 512
Growth -24
Growth % -4.5%

Ocheyedan Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 55.3%
Dutch 19.9%
US/American 6.3%
Norwegian 6%
Irish 4.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Swedish 1.2%
English 1.2%
Afghan 0.9%
Czech 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.5%
European 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ocheyedan, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Allendorf (51354)
May City (51354)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ocheyedan 536 $36,607
Ashton 461 $35,313
Harris 200 $46,250
Hartley 1,733 $39,602
Lake Park 1,023 $44,931
Melvin 243 $36,250
Sibley 2,796 $43,882

Ocheyedan Public Libraries

Ocheyedan Public Library
"874 MAIN, BOX 427"
Ocheyedan, Iowa
(712) 758-3352

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